This month on Design Hunter, we're focusing on outdoor living. I'm in the middle of planning a redesign of our garden at the moment so it's a subject I've been delving into a lot lately. Stay tuned for lots more on this subject!
Today I wanted to introduce Skargaarden, a Swedish company who produce furniture of uncomplicated beauty, but with intricate detail and expert craftsmanship. Described as "furniture for tranquility", this is furniture for "moments free from commitments and responsibilities" rather than for a specific place, and most of the pieces in the collection would look just as at home indoors as they do outdoors. The colourful chairs in the Reso dining series (above) designed by Matilda Lindblom being a case in point.
Newly represented in the UK by London based design practice Douglas & Baron, their philosophy is rooted in traditional craftsmanship with a more than a nod towards 1950s style bent wood and teak. The collection evokes the kind of carefree summer living most of us dream about, and the lookbook left me wanting to leave the package holiday hoards behind and head north to enjoy the quieter pleasures of a Scandinavian summer.
Quite possibly the most covetable outdoor furniture I've come across.